Hand cut dovetails are a pain in the butt. So some would say. I say differently. They are a giant . . . delight. Consider the dovetails below, cut by John in last year’s Resident Mastery Program. This drawer is pretty small. Dovetails are overkill for its strength requirements. And yet they add so much beauty to the piece. And these half blind dovetails are actually easier to cut than through dovetails. Hmm. Also think about the value of this hand cut work. It’s not just to hold som...
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I installed the plugs in the top and shelf today, I’m very happy with the look. I used epoxy to secure them and had to be careful on the breadboard end edges to only glue the three edges of the ebony so the top can still expand and contract.
I will survivea pack came from Australia… Life moves in mysterious ways.Our LJ buddy Icemanhank Davids daughter was going to Denmark on business working with a Danish design company, so we agreed she would pass my shop for a quick hello since we have many interests in common.Life never acts just as planned and she never got the time to pass the shop, when she was here in Copenhagen… Never the less David had put present in her suitcase for me and this present then traveled ba...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbJ0bKuBzMg Hello again everyone, just uploaded a new video showing the milling of a log on a Woodmizer saw mill, it’s a time lapse video with a voice over describing what’s going on. Check it out and thanks for watching!
I am going to post quickly today (really!) because I have much to do. I have been working on cutting the wood kits that were ordered for my haunted carousel and I spent much of the day doing that. I was happy with how things went. I did everything in a nice, organized way and it made things pleasant and I got lots done in not too much time. Yesterday was cutting all the large circular parts for the carousel. Any scroller can tell you that cutting circles can be a challenge. You would thi...
For this hand tool cabinet project, I know dovetails will be included. Having only done 1 dovetail my entire life (2 years ago, just for giggles), there is a strong need for practice and learning and experience. I have dimension’d some premiere alder down to 3/4”. Also, I have in my tool arsenal what I think is a complete set for dovetail work (moxon vise is future project for sure!): marking gauge, dovetail marker, block plane, 3/8” and 1/2” chisels, dovetail saw,...
Okay, my friend Rob from Robbshop sent me this beautiful and amazing Cigar Smoking Station after I sent him my first good Invisio-Hinge box. He jokingly said in the comments section that if I didn’t know what to do with the box that I knew where I could send it, so I did, but now he makes me this absolutely stunning smoking station. I am always amazed at the quality of workmanship he puts out, but this is really special. Rob is one of those rare woodworkers who has that gift for j...
Hey Guys! Well happy Memorial Day to everyone! If you value your freedom, remember to thank a Veteran! So, before the bbq, I got the stain on the box. It’s getting 3 coats of Darrell Peart’s Greene & Greene dye formula. You can see from the photo above that the splines picked up a bit more of the stain, as intended, than the rest of the box. Next, I retrieved the cutoff piece from the lid, which already has been stained, and used it as a sample board to test two sh...
To go with having a lathe, I figured I would need a lathe stand, so I built what I thought might be an ultimate stand. Here is the video: View on YouTube
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